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page from volume two of three volumes of everyday scenes
  • Japan
  • page from volume two of three volumes of everyday scenes, circa 1740–1759, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • woodcut
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2041.m
Description

Print depicting women creating some type of costume. There are three women in the composition, two seated on the floor at the top of the print, and one seated in the bottom left corner, in front of a large piece of fabric. The fabric is covered with a printed pattern. The woman in the top left side of the portrait is seated in front of a cylindrical object, which she is covering with a white cloth, painted with facial features. There is a decorated folding screen in the left side of the print, and there is calligraphy throughout the top of the print.